Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

2016

System
PlayStation 4
Publisher
Curve Digital
Developer
The Chinese Room

6.3

Game Rating

User Ratings: 3

Our Review: 5/10

Overview

Also Known As
Dear Esther
Number of Players
Single Player
Genre
Adventure
Release Date

PlayStation Network

  • 20th Sep 2016, $9.99 (USA)
  • 20th Sep 2016, £7.99 (UK/EU)
Official Site
dear-esther.com

Screenshots (8)

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Dear Esther: Landmark Edition Screenshot
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Reviews

  • 8

    PS4

    Review Dear Esther: Landmark Edition

    Oh dear oh dear

    The PlayStation 4 release of Dear Esther sits in a bit of an odd place. The game originally released in early 2012 on the PC and many players will have already experienced its spiritual successor, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture. This new version, dubbed the Landmark Edition, does include a few extras such as developer commentary but...

About The Game

"A deserted island… a lost man… memories of a fatal crash… a book written by a dying explorer."

Dear Esther is a ghost story, told using first-person gaming technologies. Rather than traditional game-play the focus here is on exploration, uncovering the mystery of the island, of who you are and why you are here. Fragments of story are randomly uncovered when exploring the various locations of the island, making every each journey a unique experience. Dear Esther features a stunning, specially commissioned soundtrack from Jessica Curry.

Forget the normal rules of play; if nothing seems real here, it's because it may just be all a delusion. What is the significance of the aerial – What happened on the motorway – is the island real or imagined – who is Esther and why has she chosen to summon you here? The answers are out there, on the lost beach and the tunnels under the island. Or then again, they may just not be, after all…